When a loved one passes away, it is a deeply sad time. Dealing with the estate of a loved one can also be a very daunting and stressful task, particularly at such a difficult time. Our latest article will assist with understanding Probate. Our Probate solicitors can help make the process as straightforward as possible and advise on many complex questions that may arise.
What is Probate?
Probate is the process of obtaining the legal right to manage the deceased person’s estate. The executor of the will must apply for a Grant of Probate, a task often carried out by a solicitor. This is a legal document which authorises the executor to deal with the deceased’s estates, inclusive of property, finances, assets and processions and distribute everything according to the wishes of the Will as well as settle any unpaid debts or inheritance tax.
Why do I need a Probate Solicitor?
Probate can be a complex, confusing and stressful process. At RP Crawford & Co Solicitors, we can guide you through the entire process, advising and assisting where required.
There are situations when it is very beneficial to have the support of probate solicitor, particularly when dealing with complexities such as:
- No Will left by the deceased
- The Will includes Trusts which adds to the complexity of it
- The estate is liable for inheritance tax
- The Will is contested
- The estate contains businesses or other significant assets
How Can We Help You?
If you have been appointed as an executor in a will, our legal team can support you in carrying out the duties required. We have many years experience and can advise on all aspects from dealing with Will disputes to distributing the estate to beneficiaries.
We can also advise on drafting your own will and can provide free initial advice on areas including:
- Inheritance Tax
- Estate Planning
- Deed of Variation
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Grant of Probate
Contact RP Crawford & Co Solicitors